With a history stretching back over 25 years the latest fifth generation VW Caddy has been announced with a new look and a slightly different name, but don’t worry it hasn’t changed that much, Caddy Cargo! The VW Caddy 2021 Specification and Prices also covers the three trim levels and the latest driver assistance systems.
The new VW Caddy 2021 comes with a 2.0 diesel and a 1.5TSI petrol engine, both to 2021 Euro 6 levels, with the diesel having three power settings rated at 75PS, 102PS and the top of the range 122PS. Interestingly, the engine features an Adblue “double dose” system which reduces the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels. There’s no figures on the overall consumption of Adblue with this new system but fuel economy has been improved ay 10% on the previous Caddy, and the same for the petrol.
The 1.5 petrol is rated at 114PS and features “Active Cylinder Technology” which temporarily deactivates two of the engine cylinders in light load to help improve fuel consumption.
Volkswagen have always had an interesting choice when it comes to drivelines, the 75PS and 102PS are equipped with a six speed manual gearbox while the more powerful 122PS and petrol engine have the option of the seven speed DSG. The four wheel drive 4MOTION is available on the most powerful 122PS diesel.
VW Caddy 2021 Interior
The VW Caddy interior and has been completely revised and features an all new digital cockpit as an option. Various trim levels have a touchscreen infotainment systems measuring between 6.5 to 10 inch and the top of the range model has a “10” Discover Media Satellite navigation system. Connectivity is further improved by the addition of an “always on” integrated eSIM system enabling access to mobile online services.
Cab improvements also include electronic handbrake with autohold, electric windows, height adjustable drivers seat and a new multi-function steering wheel as standard across all trim levels.
Advanced Driver Systems
There are five new driver assist systems on the new Caddy taking the total to 19, with a new “Trailer Assist” to help prevent trailer sway and a “Travel Assist” system which delivers assisted driving on all speed ranges.
VW Caddy 2021 Specification and Prices
There are three trim levels with the entry model starting at £17,800 for the 1.5TSi petrol engine. The mid -level models start at £19,275 and include electronically controlled air conditioning, body coloured bumpers and rear parking sensors. The top of the range models start at £22,075 and includes the Discover Media Sat Nav system, front and rear parking sensors, power folding exterior mirror, LED rear lights and alloy wheels.